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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decade after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and lessons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> as our nation's 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of the probe, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who first came to the attention of investigators, leading to an unexpected discovery. law enforcement and multiple u.s. of
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
from 2008. in florida nearly 4.5 million people have voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston. and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in chicago. nbc's tracie pots is in cincinnati, ohio. she has the details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: we're at a polling place in ohio. already a busy day. a busy crowd back and forth. lots of people planning to vote here in ohio, but they weren't the first to vote this morning. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast five votes for president oba
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
and in the popular vote. the outlyer, the one state on the map not yet called is florida. and here we are on the east coast, also covering this. a nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move his state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a live picture of the map, the 30 rock stage we used as part of the election coverage last night. tonight it is part of swirling snow. back inside, we look at what happened last night as the president's historic re-election for a second term. he is back at the white house, where kristen welker has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening, after a grueling and bitter campaign, president obama returns to the white house as a two-term president. and with the economy still limping back to health, the stakes could not be higher. president obama, a winner this afternoon, heading back to washington where voters decided he should stay for four more years. at his campaign headquarters in chicago this afternoon, mr. obama thanked staff and supporters. this, after a night of emotional celebration in his hometown of chicago, 20,000 turn
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the final vote count from florida is in, and we'll show you who won and just how close it was. also, please have an update on the search for main who was suspected of killing his wife in the south bay. we'll have the latest on that. >>> and a major swing in the weather helped create a messy morning for some people on the peninsula. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. the rain may be gone, but the chilly conditions continue in the bay area. we had a second straight night of freezing temperatures. and just days after hitting those record highs, remember? meteorologist rob mayeda joins us with a look what's going on. >> we were talking about this last weekend. we'd seen this extreme pattern shift for the bay area going from record highs, temperatures in the 80s. you can see the jet stream looking like this earlier in the week and switching into the con figuration we see now. you felt it outside today. these temperatures we're seeing right now, close to today's high temperatures if you want to call it that. as the skies remain clear overnight and the dry air settles in, we have frost advisories
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Nov 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
, the soft soil here in coastal florida. things have a way of coming up. things buried in the ground and the past, or both. it was july of 2003, beaches quiet, snow birds back up north. no one noticed first what was started inland in a town called pembroke pines where donna, a rookie really, just been assigned a cold case unit. >> the sergeant came into the office and dropped a box of papers right on my desk and said here, what see what you can do with this. i began to wonder, is this a test to see, could she really do this? >> but the case was a challenge was an understatement. now the forgotten mystery. the disappearance of a young man named david jackson and the file offered no hint, no pointers, nothing beyond the basic bio. to unearth the truth, even the rookie cop knew she would have to learn about the victim. so she began with something easy. she found david jackson's mother, judy carlson, found judy's son, actually, who called his mom. are you sitting? i said yes, she said, they reopened david's case. the detective and the mother talked about david for hours. wasn't a problem
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the critical battleground state, especially critical for him, of florida. peter alexander is with the romney campaign in jacksonville tonight. and peter, what is it like on the trail with this pre occupation going on? >> reporter: well brian, here tonight in the state of florida, it is all too familiar with the devastation. mitt romney tempered his criticism of president obama, not once mentioning president obama by name and in fact encouraged his supporters to give what they could. this of course, came a day after selecting supplies at a storm relief event, his campaign hosted in ohio. still, as the cleanup gets closer to where you are in the northeast, governor romney is facing questions on the federal government's role, arguing the sta states, even the private sector should take the lead today, romney put out a written statement reaffirming the belief, also vowing that fema would have the resources it needs. one more note, there are polls out and both campaigns say they are in the lead right now. the new polls, the president is clinging to a tight lead in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes, regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama's making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with some long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah, but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. more polls, quinnipiac gives the president a five-point edge in ohio, but they say things are so close, it's such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks. so, as we mentioned, the obama/christie meeting has been an extraordinary coming together of two political polar opposites, men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting com
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director, has set off shockwaves around washington. it was discovered as part of an fbi investigation, and it's got many wondering did he compromise national security, and is there more to this story? we're going to have much more just ahead. >> and that is not the only big story in our nation's capital. president obama and ho
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. good morning from cincinnati where voters are well aware of how important their vote is. so much so, that we saw them standing outside in extremely long lines, willing to wait hours just to get a ballot. in cincinnati, the only line for early voting sunday wrapped around a whole city block. we found tony wilson in at the back of the line. >> you have to do your part. >> reporter: hamilton county election official tells us they've processed 22,000 voters, almost as many as 2008. >> as long as they're in line by the cut-off time, they get a chance to vote. >> reporter: sarah drove home five hours just to vote. >> we're a swing state. it's important to get all the democratic votes that we can. ♪ >> reporter
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
and wisconsin. well, mitt romney, florida, 29, virginia's 13, throw in new hampshire's four, and of course he needs the 18 in ohio he would like to get. and that would get him right up at the number there, brian, the 270, so the schedule told you everything. >> and the battleground state numbers tell us more, chuck. >> reporter: they do tell you a little more, but there is something else i want to show you about how to watch election night tonight. and that is going to be all the polls that close before 9:00 tomorrow night, look, it is all on the east coast. and we're going to learn something very quickly. are the southern states too close to call by 9:00, brian, or are we calling them for romney fairly quickly? are the industrial states too close to call or are we calling them quickly for oma? that will tell us how the night is going. >> all right, chuck todd with something of a viewer's guide for tomorrow night, we'll see him, across democracy plaza for us, and here at the studio, david gregory with "meet the press" and andrea mitchell are here. david, i took notes during the report, the ro
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
the projected winner. still outstand, florida, where at 2:00 a.m., people were still in line voting. not only does florida still need to count those votes but also we're told thousands of absentee ballotings ths that haven't eve touched yet. that's the latest from us this morning, back to you. >>> he doesn't like to make predictions but he called this race with expert precision. he is our own political analyst. what a night. jim, you're on the money. >> what a prediction. we put you in the hot seat yesterday. we asked you to make your own prediction. you nailed it. tack a look. >> my prediction is obama will win with 303 electoral votes. >> what do you know, obama won with 303 electoral votes. what do you say about that? >> the old saying goes that even a broken clock is right twice a day. i have to thank nate silver for that because i relied heavily on his projections and simply, you know, looked at what he had said and so he is absolutely right. we're still waiting on results from florida and they may skew my results but, you know, for the time being i look pretty smart which is nice. >> yo
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
's official. the final vote count from florida is in. we'll show you. >>> plus, tensions are mounting nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. what prompted some people to protest today. there's a hint right there. >>> and some high-flying contraptions -- whoa! we'll show you what was going on there. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find you
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
of campaigning in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado, i spoke to white house senior adviser david plouffe. welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you for having me, david. >> the endellible images this week had to do with hurricane sandy and an impact on this race because of the president's time and the images that we saw, meeting with governor christie in new jersey who as we heard gave him high marks touring the storm zone. and of course the images continue to be very, very difficult. but as we look at christie and the president together, was this the october surprise, these political foes, together in leadership, and christie giving the president such high marks? >> well, i don't think so, david. first of all, that's what leaders should do. we've had so many people affected. people lost loved ones. so many people out of power. really struggling. and so i think what's incumbent on leaders no matter where they come from or what political party, they are working together, and that's what you've seen. and it will take a long time to recover. but that's what the american people expect f
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
was declared the projected winner. still outstanding, florida, where, at 2:00 a.m., people were still in line, voting. florida still counting that vote, not to mention, we're told thousands of absentee ballots that haven't even been touched yet. it could be this afternoon before we know how florida voted. that's the latest, i'm tracie potts. >> with president obama solidified for another four years, california public schools no longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, this one has failed. overnight, prop 30 does pass. prop 30 is governor brown's personal tax initiative. this one will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years. it will raise the sales tax by a quarter percent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30, the devastating cuts that are avoided, let's turn things over to christy smith. live in sacramento and she has more on governor brown's big-time victory out there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a big win for governor jerry br
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and virginia, it's considered a tie. >> both sides of that campaign will closely be watching tomorrow's release of the monthly employment reports. scott mcgrew continues our coverage. >> reporter: good morning. this wi
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Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
, a deadly mix of brush and smoke caused a pileup on i-4 in florida, killing four. in california, in 2007, dense fog caused this 100-car pileup near fresno that killed two. and this is the time of year when fog can move in quickly. >> you get the longer, cooler nights basically allowing the temperature to cool all the way where the moisture can condense and create the thick fog. >> reporter: fog is famous for distorting a driver's speed and perception. if you hit it, experts advise to slow way down, don't forget to use your fog lights, not your high beams try to pull way over until the fog clears fatalities continue to decline year around. thanksgiving, 2006, to a projected 451 deaths this year, a huge drop. this is a time of year for families with 39 million of us driving over these four days. and sunday will be the most busy day when so many people start to head back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> this night after thanksgiving is just another night of cold, dark, and curfews for so many people along the coast recovering from the monster storm named sandy. life is still st
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
a sad situation. we're in the process of working with law enforcement." >>> next, authorities in florida confirm that they missed evidence that someone in casey anthony's house did a computer search for the term "foolproof suffocation" on the day her daughter died. casey anthony was acquitted of murder. >>> the u.s. supreme court will consider a challenge this week to the defense of marriage act. the law was passed in 1996 and bars federal benefits to same-sex couples. >>> and the powerball jackpot for wednesday has grown to a record $425 million. and based on sales in 42 states, the total jackpot could go a lot higher. >>> stocks are bound to be fiscal cliff dwellers this week, but this cyber monday could be all about retail and apple could lead the pack. according to ibm's weekend tally, 88% of all black friday tablet shopping was done on an ipad. >>> still have vacation time to burn this year? you're not alone. a new survey found by the end of 2012, american workers will leave an average of 9.2 vacation days unused. that's three more than last year. >> in the wake of the financial cri
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Nov 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
hampshire today. >> let's go get them, new hampshire. >> and then to hollywood, florida. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: mr. obama will travel several thousand miles, stopping in ohio, colorado, wisconsin. today the president enlisted one of the most high profile democrats to fire up voters. former president bill clinton. president obama even borrowing president clinton's campaign song. president clinton slammed romney. >> he's tying himself into knots saying he didn't oppose what he didn't oppose. >> reporter: and obama -- >> we know what change looks like and he ain't it. >> reporter: and president obama confused the former presidents. that ad th that. >> that ad that you have seen that president clinton bankrupted the auto industry so that china could buy it. >> we're in commanding position, but our big challenge new is to make sure that we execute and get our vote out. >> reporter: michelle obama will join the president in iowa for his final event tomorrow night. kristen welker, nbc news, traveling with the president in cincinnati, ohio. >>> meantime tonight mitt romney is barrelling t
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is demanding a recount, despite the fact that he's trailing democrat patrick murphy by nearly 2,500 votes, considered outside the margin for a recount. >>> at least 48 are dead after a massive 7.4-magnitude earthquake in guatemala. cameras rolled as an aftershock hit during a briefing by the country's president and his sign language interpreter. >>> all right, so take a look at the upper right-hand part of your screen. this is amazing! do you see that woman? it's incredible video from great britain, and it shows a woman who survived after getting crushed by three cars while trying to walk across the street. amazingly, she suffered only nonlife-threatening head injuries. unreal. >>> now to wall street where u.s. markets and asian markets suffered hard losses. the dow plunged 312 points yesterday. the s&p fell 33. the nasdaq tumbled 74. >>> in tokyo, the nikkei sank 135 points, while in ho
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Nov 16, 2012 2:05am PST
and southern florida. it's going to be chilly across the northeast but not looking at any rain at all. in fact around the great lakes upper midwest it's very quiet. a series of storms will be moving into the pacific northwest all the way down into central california. we're talking about rain, wind and mountain snow. you can see the colder air diving in across the rockies here. 41 degrees in minneapolis. that's about it. but warmer air starting to build through the nation's heartland, down across the southern plains. we'll be in the 50s here around new york city. and then by saturday, saturday is still quiet but an area of low pressure will be tracking up the coast off the southeast coast. that will bring large swells, continued swells across the ouncer banks of north carolina where we're already getting some coastal erosion. also impacting rip currents so be aware of that if you're heading out into the water. hopefully not a big time of year for that. rainshowers across northern florida and into central florida. even around orlando. it's still busy in the west. we've got another cold front pus
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
was hurt. >>> redefining the term fashionably late, florida has finally weighed in on the presidential election. good for florida. the state finished casting its votes on saturday four days after the rest of the country did. president obama got 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.13%, a margin of 74,000 votes. the win not only adds to the electoral college, he gets the pressure off florida's back. >>> the bbc's director general has resigned under pressure less than two months after he took the job. he will step down saturday night after a news program wrongly implicated a british politician in a child sex abuse scandal. this followed a bbc decision not to air similar allegations against one of its own stars who police now say was one of britain's worst pedophiles. >>> great britain has been largely silent today. the nation is observing remembrance day, a day set aside to honor the men and women killed during the two world wars and other conflicts. members of the royal family attend add service in london. >>> only in new york can you see a ginormous hello kitty balloon floating down the
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Nov 23, 2012 10:00pm PST
. ♪ >> reporter: palm beach county, florida cab bad place to live if you suffer from the "i want me some of that." the cars, the polazzos on the water, a conspicuous consumption and envy index as high as the humidity. >> within touching distance, all of that great, great wealth. >> it s range roefrts in front of you and behind you at the stoplight. wonderful, pricey restaurants. luxury hotels. for a person who has a propensity for greed, it is either the perfect place for them to live, as it tickles their greed, or the worst place. >> reporter: which bring us to our newlyweds you are about to meet, dalia and mike dip politte toe. they had big dreams, like any couple young and in love, aspirational at the very least. she had a $20,000 diamond engagement ring. check. he had a porsche in the garage. check. and they lived together in a quarter million dollar condo, not exactly in the right zip code but it was a perfectly fine starter place for two up and comers. their story for public consumption, the g-rated version, was love at first sight. mike was an internet entrepreneur and dalia, the business
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. a live look at the orlando sanford international airport in florida, where republican presidential nominee mitt romney right now is holding a rally, let's listen n >> i want you to know how much i appreciate all you have done, all the doors you have knocked on, all the phone calls you made, the faukt voted early. i saw how many hands went up when you were asked. that was very good. some of you put signs in your neighbor's yard. some of you put signs in your yard. i know how many as well have talked to co-workers and tried to convince foam vote for paul ryan and me. look, we have one job left and that's to make sure that on election day, we get -- make certain that everybody who's qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every single vote in florida. >> jeb bush was out there a bit ago before romney getting the troops fired up. take it out right now to tracie potts covering this campaign, start to finish with both nominees in must-win states today. tracie, take it away. >> reporter: hey, governor romney, you just heard, was talking about early voting. there is a lot of it here in
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
vote, president obama is ahead 303 votes to 206 and we are awaiting results from one state now, florida. if the president were to win the there, that would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that is right, because north carolina went into the romney column. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds the lead with nearly 2.7 million more votes than governor romney. president obama will go to the white house today and facing a divided congress with the republicans maintaining the majority in the house, and while the democrats strengthened their hold in the house. there were some hot button issues, while colorado approved medicinal marijuana and maine and maryland became the first state to approve same-sex marriage by public vote. >>> well, for the second time i2 mismo sexo, se hizo en voto northeast na is going to be bearing down on the east coast. >>> and kristin welker had a late night covering the obama campaign, and she is joining us from chicago. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. president obama is waking up as a two-term president.
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Nov 26, 2012 2:00am PST
, florida's west coast should be high on your checkout list of places to live. it was for pretty karen pannell. once the one-time model and flight attendant got sand in her shoes, she never looked back. >> she loved the beach. diving, boating, wildlife. and i remember just jumping off the boat and going to little islands. having picnics and coming back at sunset. just so much fun. >> good friend kathryn worked the counter at american airlines in tampa with karen. if you were a frazzled passenger and who isn't these days, karen was the antedote. >> she was very pretty. smart, smiled all the time. >> but when the always capable and reliable karen didn't show up for her saturday morning shift on october 11, 2003, clearly something was wrong. her boyfriend tim parmentor had tried calling her at home. >> when she wasn't at work or answering her calls, i started to get worried. but it was a couple hours before i really got panicky about it. >> he went over to her condo. the front door was unlocked. a bad sign. he said he stepped inside and looked to the right to the kitchen. >> i saw her bod
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
, then to ohio, to pennsylvania, and virginia, and then he sleeps tomorrow night in florida. that's just the next 36 hours. the real priority right now for the romney campaign is trying to drive upturnout for their candidate last night. governor romney was greeted by his largest campaign rally. there were about 30,000 people in ohio, including a lineup of top republican leaders. this is what the campaign referred to as the closing argument over the course of yesterday, effectively indicting president obama's record. he said the president promised change but didn't deliver it. he said he is promising change but has the record to achieve it and he referred to his campaign as a movement. >> it's the depth of our shared conviction, our readiness for new possibilities, the sense that our work is soon to begin. it's made me strive more to be worthy of your support. >> reporter: so now governor romney is going to move across the country. he does have a challenge ahead of him here. while most of the races are tight, one of the critical races is the battleground state of florida. as you see now, governor
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack. they wouldn't even start counting them until november 17th. today is still november 6th. so in 11 days, let's say the margin is less than 50,000, there's likely to be over 200,000 provisional ballots cast in ohio. they wouldn't start counting those until 11 days. . they wouldn't start counting until then.
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Nov 4, 2012 10:30am PST
, unemployment rate is lower in a lot of them. not florida. but in a lot of them. than it is nationally. chris: now we get to the bottom line. i love this time of year. and not just halloween but election coming on next tuesday. the most exciting night of the year. you first, joy. i went -- give a grade like a, b, c, d, e, f -- >> the romney campaign a c. because i think that they did as john heilemann said they tried to run a one issue campaign. that it's all the economy. and it's all about disliking the person of barack obama. which i think proves to be a poor strategy and they tried to pivot really late. i would give the barack obama campaign a b. and because of a couple of things. number one, they have so much infrastructure. in places like ohio. twice what romney has. they've been running -- chris: lawyers in cleveland. >> and may not have been able to win a lot of the message wars but on the ground they are really swamping the mitt romney campaign. chris: -- >> both b's. i think the president didn't have much vision for the future in his campaign. tell us enough about what he wants to do
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
last day push in florida. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: a few hours later he was in virginia. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio, the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio had been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i put in over these four days. absolutely. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> thank you. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> a we're just calling to remind you that you
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
to watch. okay, in the order that their polls close tonight. virginia, ohio, florida. live from obama election night head quarters in chicago, i'm handelsman, reporting. now back to you. >> steve, thank you. virginia, florida and ohio. very crucial states. voter turnout now in new york is heavy despite widespread devastation left by superstorm sandy. many people left their homes, still without power, to cast their ballots. tents operating on generators were put up to replace storm damaged polling locations. long lines in new york but also there was a pay off. voters got to charge their cell phones as cell phone charging stations and some received hot meals. >> back here in the bay area, voting got under way. half of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
of the state. here is the state of florida. you want to know how president obama one the state of florida, look at this went from 71/29 white to non-white to 67/34. all of this growth was non-cuban hispanic bus a few notes on the hispanic vote, the president won kuhns. that is something that actually has got lost in all of this yes, did he really well hispanics in florida in general and overall but he won cubans, third generation cubans. they weren't there for the bay of pigs, they don't think about hating kennedy and the democrats the way those first two generation. finally, i want to show you this mapship. a map of the top seine ten state buys population with hispanics in it the top ten, the ones in blue are the ones the president won, the two in red with the two mitt romney won. republicans, watch out, these two are next. i would say arizona will be in the battleground in 2016. texas, joaquin may have a different -- probably not quite because texas republicans a long time ago saw this and they have tried to adjust. by the way, case you are wondering, just these ten states, 216 electoral vote
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
will be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. >> while both men have a number of different ways to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win, we call that the path to victory, but who has the clearer path this morning? we're going to break it down with nbc's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big
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Nov 28, 2012 12:35am PST
other on -- [ scattered applause ] but, last night's debate, it was held in boca raton, florida, and romney actually has a three-point lead among florida voters. of course, there's still one major obstacle, making sure those voters are still alive for the election. [ laughter ] it's very tricky. [ cheers and applause ] it's very tricky to do that. and this wasn't good. during the debate last night, moderator bob schieffer mistakenly referred to osama bin laden as obama bin laden. [ cheers ] [ laughter ] everyone at cbs news was really embarrassed, while fox news was like, "we'll take him. that guy's great." [ laughter ] this is interesting. a new report found that boys in the united states are starting to hit puberty two years earlier than doctors previously thought. i can believe it. i mean, did you see obama talking to mitt romney's grandsons last night? look at this video. >> that was great, barry. wow. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: interesting. [ laughter ] i heard -- puberty's happening early. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: here's some international news. just two days after
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Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >>> it is official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finished counting the votes yesterday. they say the president won by 74,000 votes, less than 1%. >>> still to come, an age-old question, are there ghosts out there? we followed two bay area research teams. >>> another cold night, freezing temperatures in some areas. how long will they last? plus weather and sports coming up. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. busy day for sports in the bay area. let's get straight to the action with some college football. who else the cal bears taking on oregon. third quarter, bears trail by a touch down. allen is intercepted by campbell. the next play, marcus finds josh for a 35-yard strike. he got three touchdowns. six were thrown today. they never look back and win 59-17. >>> stanford hosting oregon state. 23-14 in this one at this point. seconds left in the third. kevin hogan in his first start. stephane taylor and he's not going to stop. this arm keeps going. 40-yard touchdown. stanford within two. fourth quarter after a fumble, stanford gets the chance to take over. hogan finds zach
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. there were 15 power trucks from the state of florida, alone. and remember, first there was sandy. then last week brought a nor'easter, which brought snow, sleet and blinding wind to the northeast. and the mid-atlantic, well, today it felt like spring. a warm 66 degrees here in new york city, while parts of the west and midwest get blasted with cold-like winter, all of which is prompting people to ask yet again, what is with our crazy weather extremes? our report from our chief correspondent anne thompson. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash >> 60 degrees as the high on friday, and then 28 degrees as the high on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend, the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> and that is winter. >> it is winter. >> reporter: today, the northeast enjoys the spring-like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy, and the nor'easter that covered her debris in a record snowfall. >> this is something we've never seen before, any of the meteorologists here, for that matter. and it is something very, very unusual. >> reporter: you will get no argument
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to the journal, allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, seductress, and warned the general about becoming entangled in a relationship with the married socialite. the journal also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes senior law enforcement officials as saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks a renewed focus on learning just how broadwell gained access to classified files. jill kelley, who has given some impression that she has some kind of state department status that officials say she does not have,
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the two generals, david petraeus and john allen even as the president for the first time today spoke about the scandal. at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they said stay away from her, sources close to him said she could ruin him allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or electronically hacked, referrin
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
of number ten florida was a perfect 10 for 10 from the field for 24 points as the gators pulled away and rolled over number 22 wisconsin 74-56. >>> all right, some baseball. tampa bay's david price was named the cy young award winner with 20 wins this season. and it was 38-year-old r.a. dickey who won 20 games for the mets who got the national league cy young award. he is the first knuckleball pitcher in baseball history to win the award. >>> american swimmer missy franklin of colorado won four gold medals at the london olympics and holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke. the 17-year-old now has signed a letter of intent to go to the university of california at berkeley before competing in the 2016 summer games in rio de janeiro. >>> and in oklahoma city, this kid is awesome. he's a 9-year-old boy who loves spor sports. his name is jason smith jr. he has muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. his twin brother plays football, but last week, his father who coaches the team is the one who put jason into the game, and it was his teammates that pushed him all the
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
of florida scientist is still tracking the impact of the erosion on the bay. he found the oil doubled the rate of erosion in the year and a half since the spill. this july, he also discovered something else. >> this is one of the few spots on this area that actually still has visible oil on it. >> reporter: this is the oil here? >> this is the oil here. >> reporter: this charter boat captain says only half of his customers have come back. he says today's agreement is a start, but not nearly enough. >> it just seems like it was just a mistake that was overlooked by greed. >> reporter: the fine, while historic, is almost a billion less than the money bp made in just a third quarter of this year. the message from the gulf coast tonight is that it is recovering, but still there are a lot of people here who have not been made whole. the settlement solved one issue but it is far from bringing life back to normal. >> anne thompson, a space where we spent a lot of time, venice, louisiana. >>> still ahead, 17 days after sandy. the homeowners today who just got to see their homes. >>> and later
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Nov 19, 2012 4:00am PST
in homestead, florida, brad keselowski wrapped up his first championship to win sprint cup trophy of nascar. >>> just ahead, "breaking dawn part 2" breaks the bank. chris christie yucks it up. and justin bieber has a good and bad weekend. >>> plus, they say one man's trash is another man's treasure in. this case, that saying has never been more true. you're watching "early today." >>> good monday morning. welcome back to "early today," a very impressive storm with high winds on the oregon coastline is pushing onshore and drenching the region right now. we expect wind gusts in the 80 to 100-mile-per-hour range in the windy spots of the oregon coastline. again, the heavier rain threat will cause flash flooding issues over the next 24 to 48 hours and also, of course, the river rises, too. as far as the forecast goes today, you get a line somewhere south of medford here. we're going to be dry. north of there is where all the stormy weather will be. it's kind of focused in the same location today. not really moving much. the front is stalled out. it's not going to improve much any time soon. as
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
donations in south florida. >>> on to maine. a pair of tv news anchors dropped a bomb on viewers last night. >> and finally tonight, this will be tony and my final show together here on abc 7. >> cindy michaels and tony. consiglio hug after surprising viewers and colleagues by quitting on air, later citing frustration with their management. >>> the reverend jesse jackson says his family is feeling a great sense of pain after his son, jesse jackson jr., resigned from office yesterday. jackson had been away from work for nearly six months while seeking help for mental health issues. but as nbc's kelly o'donnell reports, jackson still faces other challenges. >> reporter: a once promising political career is officially over with an end marked by a sad spiral of illness and legal troubles. jesse jackson jr., the 47-year-old son of the famed civil rights leader gave up his seat in congress after 17 years. in a resignation letter to house speaker john boehner writing in part, "my health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives." jackson has
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
and more than 80 people were transported to area hospitals. >>> off the coast of florida a woman was killed when a massive wave capsized a 45 foot long catamaran that was returning from a scuba diving trip with 23 people on board. one person is in critical condition and three others hospitalized in good condition. >>> american troops headed to afghanistan were served a thanksgiving holiday feast at atlanta's hartsfield airport before they got aboard their flight overseas. the soldiers expressed their thanks to the uso which provided the food. >>> this thanksgiving hundreds of new york victims of superstorm sandy were served thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on hard hit staten island, and in new jersey, the salvation army handed out boxes of food and served meals to sandy victims. >>> well, investors have the day off for thanksgiving, and the ones who aren't out shopping will be back to work today. u.s. markets will be open for a shortened trading session. looking ahead, next week could get off to a bumpy start. seven of the past ten post thanksgiving mondays were down days for the
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Nov 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
shopper couldn't wait in line. so now she could do some time. police in florida arrested a woman at a walmart store after she repeatedly tried to cut the check-out line on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. after she was repeatedly warned to not cut in line the 28-year-old began screaming and throwing items on the floor. and that is when police escorted her out, put her in handcuffs. she now faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. we want to update you that on the score for the san jose spartans. they took the game. >> and he, you can hear the sound from spartans stadium. 52-43. ten-win season. >> amazing indeed. we want to thank you for joining us tonight on nbc bay area news at 11:00. "saturday night live" is coming up next. and we will see you back here tomorrow. rob will be up with you at 7:00 a.m. >> announcer: and now it's "live with kelly ripa and michael strahan." >> hi. good morning, everyone. hi. >> it is such a nice morning. it's just so, so gorgeous. >> it's been two weeks and i just have to say i love my new co-host michael strahan. >
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
and seawater. it's the first time lava has reached the pacific ocean this year. >>> well, next to florida where a water cooler kept a fisherman from drowning. look at him. the man stayed afloat for some seven hours after a large wave capsized the boat carrying him and his brother during a fishing trip. his brother was able to swim ashore, but the man clung to the lid until rescue crews arrived to pull him out. >>> a clean-up effort at one georgia school uncovered a classic collection of toys and books. staff at bethesda elementary discovered the rare find in the school's basement. the principal plans to preserve the antique items and display them for students. >>> and it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in washington, d.c., as the official u.s. capital tree has arrived. the 73 foot spruce from colorado was hoisted on the capitol's west lawn. the tree will be decorated for its official lighting ceremony on december 4th. >>> all right. how about a little sports. monday night football, panthers/eagles. and carolina's quarterback cam newton ran for two short yardage touchdowns and passed fo
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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
by lightning. richard lustig claims you can improve your chances. he says he's won millions in the florida lottery, and has even written a book. his tips, buy as many tickets as you can afford and pick your own numbers, don't let the machine do it. >> it's all about what numbers? how do i pick the best numbers? what's the secret to picking the numbers? there is no secret. >> reporter: the odds may be long. but people keep hoping they'll be that one in 175 million. >> it's always a dream. always a dream. >> reporter: when they draw the numbers tomorrow night, a lot of people will be checking their tickets very carefully. and maybe deciding whether or not to go into work the next morning. brian? >> now's your chance to buy for the office staff, john, nobody in line. go ahead. john yang in chicago covering powerball for us. >>> still ahead as we continue tonight, cancer patients call it chemo brain. they can feel it. their loved ones can see it, and now for the first time scientists say they can too. >>> and later, the stories we haven't heard until now. interviews locked away on tape for yea
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, two stops in ohio over the next four days. but he also adds two stops in new hampshire, florida, virginia, ohio, if he swept all three, he would be four short, he needs a small state new hampshire seems to be the best state, here is why, the numbers, iowa, the small state, sticking with obama, he is up by six in the latest poll, wisconsin, paul ryan's home state, as part of the obama firewall, romney would like to get it, still trails by three points look at new hampshire, while the president leads by two, new hampshire looks like the state that will go romney, romney's economic numbers are better than the president, and the president's job approval rating is less than better there. but i'll show you the crucial state ends up sitting here as ohio, if you look at these numbers here. in the road to 270, the missing ingredient is ohio, brian. >> all right, as we'll be discussing, something tells me, tuesday night, chuck todd at the board, as we continue along the way. why visitors to new york won't be able to visit one of the great icons, for quite a while. as our own richard engel
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
than tampa, florida. it will be really, really nice around here. great fall weekend shaping up for the outdoor activities. 59 degrees in san francisco right now. in the upper 50s still with full sunshine in san jose. 62 in sunnyvale. as we head through the afternoon, we will climb an additional 10 degrees. low pressure drove a cold front in the area. temperatures with comfortable. 73 in livermore. 72 for gilroy. 68 in san jose. 67 in oakland and san francisco. let's talk about the raiders forecast. 1:00 p.m., 72 degrees. 72 is room temperature. that is perfection. by 2:00 p.m., holding on the to the 72-degree mark. we will see sunshine for the second half of the day. we get into the weekend and temperature into the upper 70s and tomorrow, low 70s. super tuesday, 85 degrees inland. 78 bay side. 75 degrees at the coast. if you wanted to, you could hit the beach. really good-looking warm up shaping up for us. your new sunrise time is 6:36. that is safer for commuters. wednesday, things change again. we increase cloud cover on wednesday expecting showers. a significant batch as we
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